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Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society Catalogue of the Second Exhibition 1889  

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The Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society Catalogue of the Second Exhibition, the New Gallery, 121 Regent St. 1889



[Chiswick Press]



288 pp. (12mo), 16.5x9 cm (6½x3½"), illustrated wrappers. First Edition. 

Rare catalogue of the second exhibition of the The Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society, held at London's Regency Gallery in 1889. No copies were located at OCLC and no previous auction records were found. 

The Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society was formed in London in 1887 to promote the exhibition of decorative arts alongside fine arts. The Society's exhibitions were held annually at the New Gallery from 1888 to 1890, and roughly every three years thereafter, were important in the flowering of the British Arts and Crafts Movement in the decades prior to World War I.  The illustrator and designer Walter Crane served as the founding president of the Society for its first three years.

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Some general wear and staining to wrappers, with minor chip and closed tears to edges; interior sound with some toning; very good.

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